Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

Singer – Will i Am – Admits He Has ADHD and Why This Is Good News

Singer – Will i Am – Admits He Has ADHD and Why This Is Good News
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Every fan of Will i Am and just about everyone one who follows the latest news on ADHD knows by now that Will i Am has revealed that he has ADHD. I found out from an article published on the online UK Mirror. I want to point something out about his revelation that is more remarkable than the news itself. Control Will i Am stated according to the Mirror: “Music brings control to my thoughts. It’s not escape – it’s just order. I’m making order out of a disorder.” And further stated: “If I was stuck at a different job I’d be horrible and wouldn’t survive.” In one fell swoop Will i Am helped bring down the stigma of ADHD just a little, because if the coolest dude in the music industry has ADHD and “made it” then ADHD isn’t the end-all-be-all of doom that so many people predict. A […]

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Never Lose Another Moment If You Have ADHD

Never Lose Another Moment If You Have ADHD
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How many times have you thought to yourself “I wish I could slow down, relax and take in this moment”? Have you ever had a truly spectacular day you wish would last forever? But then the next day comes and your back to racing around, trying to keep appointments (being late for most) and before you know it that spectacular day is only a faint memory. You know it was a great day and yet, the details of what made it so wonderful become hazy and you consider yourself lucky if you can remember anything clear about it. I know. You have ADHD, so do I. Memories are something I used to wave at as they raced by. I often wished I had a large mental net to capture them in, to hold and treasure forever. Don’t you wish you had such a net? It turns out we do. As […]

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Children with ADHD Deserve Love, too. Don’t you think?

Children with ADHD Deserve Love, too. Don’t you think?
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ADHD kids are different, because they think and behave differently. But they are not bad kids. The world has come to see ADHD as an excuse for bad behavior and this has caused mass misperceptions and serious consequences. Parents are confused, teachers are confused and kids are confused. That’s why I wrote 7 Crucial Tips for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD. Children with ADHD deserve love, too and you know what, with understanding and support these kids can do well. As many of you know I published this book on Kindle two weeks ago. The details as to why I did that can be read here. I have to say I was absolutely astounded by the response for this book, in the first 5 day promo it reached the top 200 in the Kindle store and quickly reached #1 in both of its respective categories for children with special […]

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The 1 Shocking Truth About ADHD Everyone Must Learn

The 1 Shocking Truth About ADHD Everyone Must Learn
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A few weeks ago I did something that stunned most of my readers. I gave away Kindle copies of my memoir One Boy’s Struggle. I teamed up with Story Cartel to give away free copies in exchange for readers’ reviews. That’s it. Nothing more. And you know what happened? One Boy’s Struggle became the second most downloaded book for Story Cartel EVER! Pretty cool for a book about ADHD, don’t you think? But something even more unexpected happened. Most the reviews posted on Amazon for the free copy were by people who do not have ADHD. Go ahead, click here to check for yourself. I was surprised to say the least. Nearly all the reviewers who don’t have ADHD agreed that they learned the shocking truth about ADHD: IT IS REAL. One of the non-ADHD reviewers was so taken with the story and the reality of ADHD she wrote a […]

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How Not to Let ADHD Hold You Back

How Not to Let ADHD Hold You Back
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Every now and then I receive an email asking me if I really have ADHD. It’s a funny question because I’ve fully revealed that I have ADHD in my memoir and I further write about my experiences here on ADDer World. So why would anyone ask me if I really have ADHD? The answer is a lot simpler than I expected. Most people who have asked me this question have read so much about the negative consequences of having ADHD that they’ve come to believe it is impossible for someone with ADHD to accomplish anything. People with ADHD will fail, they can’t show up, they are always unreliable and unsuccessful, most of them are in jail and basically, people with ADHD are a waste of food and water. Right? If you read enough headlines you may come to the same conclusion. Those who succeed. What is less talked about is […]

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Adults with ADHD: The One Thing that Makes the Biggest Difference.

Adults with ADHD: The One Thing that Makes the Biggest Difference.
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What’s the one thing I can work on that will make the biggest difference? I’ve been asked that question in one way or another more times than any other and my answer is always the same: Reliability. I’m not saying it is easy, because it is not. But if you were to ask me what is the most important aspect needed of people today I’d say it is reliability. If everything else were equal being reliable is the deal maker. We need to be reliable in our jobs. Meaning we’ll do the job we were hired to do and show up every day on time. If we make appointments we keep them. If we need to call someone at 5pm, then we call at 5pm. Reliability is just as important in relationships. Good looks fade with age, being witty only gets you so far and when it comes down to it, […]

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Do People With ADHD Sometimes Go TOO Far? Setting Limits

Do People With ADHD Sometimes Go TOO Far? Setting Limits
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When I first wrote my memoir One Boy’s Struggle I said that I’d be happy if it helps just one person. Fortunately, it’s done much more than that and has helped so many people discover what it means to have ADHD from the “inside”. However, there have been a great deal of people from all over the world who have written me telling me they’d love to read One Boy’s Struggle, but cannot afford it. I’ve always thought the price was reasonable and recently I made a Kindle version available as well. Today I am giving away thousands of copies for free for a limited time. I’ve wanted to give One Boy’s Struggle away for free. Really, truly, I’ve wanted to do that. However, I do use the proceeds to support my websites and that’s important too. Would I be going too far if I give the book away for free? […]

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How to Dramatically Improve Your Writing IF You Have ADHD

How to Dramatically Improve Your Writing IF You Have ADHD
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I’ve always loved to write. As a child I would stay in my room writing fantastic stories in my notebook. But in school, I couldn’t learn grammar to save my life. I never passed an English class, ever. At age 37 I finally found out why. It was because of undiagnosed ADD. All those painful years in school, listening to teachers drone on and on about adverbs, adjectives and conjunctions bored me to tears. I still don’t know what they all mean, I really don’t. It’s not because I don’t want to or that I don’t try “hard” enough, as some non-ADHD-understanding opinions would have it. The simple truth is I can’t remember. Well, not in the normal way. Let’s just say, “I know” but I will never be able to pass a pop quiz, and I am cool with that. (Kind of – okay, already, I wish I could remember, you got me, […]

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Stop Struggling Now and Restore Your (ADHD) Relationship

Stop Struggling Now and Restore Your (ADHD) Relationship
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From Bryan: This is a guest post from the ever helpful and always positive ADD / ADHD relationship consultant Melissa Orlov, author of the award-winning The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps. “Our relationship shouldn’t be this hard!” – is a sentiment expressed by many couples struggling when one or both partners have ADHD. They might fight regularly, get stuck in repetitive struggles about control and chore completion, and start to feel as if the relationship is one extended battle after another. If this describes your relationship, you are not alone.  Statistically speaking, relationships impacted by adult ADHD are more likely to be dysfunctional than healthy. That’s scary – but you don’t have to be one of those struggling couples! Learn about the specific patterns that can plague relationships impacted by ADHD and you can interrupt and CHANGE them! Knowledge is power and you can obtain it to save your […]

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People with ADHD Must Learn When to Say “No.”

People with ADHD Must Learn When to Say “No.”
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The ability to say “No.” and when to say it is very important and it can save you a lot of heartache and misunderstandings. I’ve written that people with ADHD tend to be people pleasers and this “pleaser” part of us can cause a lot of unnecessary problems. It can, and yet it is often avoidable. You want to be helpful and do favors for others. That’s wonderful and admirable, but if you know you are not going to be able to stay committed because of your ADHD symptoms, then it might be best to pass and say “No.” I’ve met too many people who take on situations that they are absolutely not suited for because those situations require them to rely on areas they are weak in, but for whatever reason they felt compelled to say “Yes.” If you’re like me, you might be stubborn and absolutely want to prove to yourself […]

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